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WSU defeats No. 6 Oregon with six-run inning

Sun., April 22, 2012, midnight

Washington State scored six times in the top of the eighth inning and beat No. 6 Oregon (27-11, 12-5) 8-3 in the middle game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series Saturday in Eugene, Ore.

Adam Nelubowich and Ian Sagdal drove in two runs apiece in the eighth to lead the Cougars’ rally.

Jason Monda added a solo home run for WSU (19-16, 6-7), which will look to take the series in today’s rubber match.

USF 2, Gonzaga 1: Alex Balog shut down Gonzaga through eight strong innings and San Francisco (18-24, 5-6) clipped the Bulldogs and Marco Gonzales in West Coast Conference action in San Francisco.

Clayton Eslick hit a solo home run in the ninth, but Gonzaga (26-11, 6-5) couldn’t complete the comeback.

Gonzales (5-1) was a tough-luck loser. He allowed four hits and two runs in eight innings.

The defeat ended Gonzales’ 16-game winning streak over two seasons, the longest active streak in Division I.

Arizona 4, Washington 1: Konner Wade’s stellar pitching performance lifted the No. 13 Wildcats (26-12, 12-5) over the Huskies (19-17, 5-9) in Pac-12 action in Seattle.

Wade pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and a run while striking out seven.

Whitworth 8-7 Willamette 1-6: After a dominating win in the first game, the Pirates held on in extra innings to win the nightcap and sweep a Northwest Conference doubleheader over the Bearcats (11-21, 7-13) in Salem, Ore.

Dan Scheibe pitched a complete game in Whitworth’s win in the first game. Scheibe allowed two hits and a run while striking out 13 for his fourth win of the season.

Gerhard Muelheims and Tyler Pfeffer hit RBI singles in the top of the 10th to help the Pirates (22-13-1, 15-5) win the second game.

The Pirates are one game behind first-place Pacific in the conference standings with four games to play.

Yakima Valley 5-8, CC Spokane 2-0: A couple of big innings helped secure the Yaks’ sweep of the Sasquatch (13-19, 5-11) in NWAACC play at Yakima.

After tying the game at 2 in the bottom of the sixth, the Yaks (21-9, 11-5) scored three in the seventh and held on to win the opener.

Kyle Peckham drove in two runs to lead CCS.

In the nightcap, the Yaks’ bats stayed quiet until scoring seven runs in the seventh inning on their way to the shutout victory.

CCS managed just five hits.



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